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'Ben-Hur': THIS Legendary Actor Almost Starred In The Epic Movie

Marlon Brando was one of THE stars of his time.
September 29, 2019 - 09:05 / Cynthia Springer

In 1959, Ben-Hur became one of the most awarded films of all time, next to Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. It was nominated for 12 Oscars and ended up winning an astounding 11 golden statues, including Best Director and Best Actor. Do you know who was originally slated to play the protagnost? Find out in the video!

As one of the most decorated films, the character of Ben-Hur was originally adapted from the book "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ," published in 1880. This book later inspired the adaptation of the 1929 silent film, Ben-Hur, thus influencing the 1959 version of this William Wyler religious drama film.

Charlton Heston won the Oscar for Best Actor, among many other awards won during his long acting career.

To this day, Ben-Hur is one of the most decorated films of all time. Find out all about it in the video above!